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The Michael G. Foster School of Business has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Manager, Engagement.
This position is responsible for event management of activities for the Undergraduate Programs Office. It includes the management of continuing and existing events and the envisioning of new events. Additionally, this position oversees community building for the various populations of the Undergraduate Programs Office.
Plan and execute the Foster Undergraduate Graduation Celebration, an event that brings approximately 5,000 students and supporters to campus annually. This includes but is not limited to the following:
•Facility reservation and management •Manage student RSVPs and streamline data for the printed program and mailed invitations. •Troubleshoot day of logistics among staff volunteers, facility staff, guests, and students. •Interface with internal and external stakeholders such as advancement and keynote speaker.
Envision, plan, and implement events and programs to integrate new students into the Foster Community. This includes but is not limited to:
•Freshmen Direct Students: Summer Orientation, Orientation 2.0 in the fall, Quarterly Exclusives •UW Standard Admits: Standard Admission Orientation (twice a year) •Transfer Students: Quarterly Exclusives, recruit and manage the Transfer Student Advisory Board, a professional development opportunity for transfer admits informing how transfer students are supported at Foster. •Envision, plan, and implement events and programs for on-going community building for all Foster undergraduates. This includes but is not limited to: Week of Welcome (twice a year), BizBQ during Business Week, UP Student Leadership Meet & Greets. •Create opportunities for prospective students to explore the Foster School through planning and execution of recruitment and yield events such as Admitted Student Preview Days and the Young Women’s Leadership Summit. •Assess all existing and new events to gauge their effectiveness and ensure alignment with the Foster and the Undergraduate Programs Office’s purpose.
Community Building and Student Advising
Lead community building efforts for specific populations within the Undergraduate Programs Office. •Advise Foster student organizations’ social chairs on coordinated activities to strengthen student engagement throughout the undergraduate population for club members and those students not involved in clubs. •Manage the Business Living Learning Community, which includes advising Student Resident Advisers on how to enhance the residential experience for students living in the Business LLC and designing student engagement opportunities. •Provide individualized support and resources to the incoming Freshman Direct cohorts and students residing in the Business Living Learning Community. •Plan and host At the Table, a twice quarterly, conversational series with female leaders in the c-suite. •Plan and Co-host the annual Women’s Networking Breakfast in partnership with Foster Career Services.
Provide event support for the Undergraduate Programs Office.
•Assist with the planning and execution of the MGMT 430 Case Competition both leading up to and day-of the event. •Aid and consult staff on event planning and management as needed. •Manage costs of all events to stay on budget. •Develop and administer reports to donors and corporate sponsors. •Support Foster UP programming and participate fully in a fast-moving team environment where everyone is expected to roll-up their sleeves and contribute whenever possible. •Serve and participate on Foster and university committees as assigned. •Perform additional duties as assigned.
•Bachelor's Degree in Education, Business, or related field and at least three years in program coordination, student services, event planning or related experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•As a role model for prospective students, the candidate should have a strong and positive undergraduate experience as both a student and campus community member. •Experience autonomously planning events. •Self-starter with a get-it-done attitude and collaborative disposition. •Excellent customer service skills and conflict resolution skills. •Positive attitude and strongly values being an active member of a team. •Proven ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment, plus an ability to set and meet goals with minimal direction while adapting quickly to changing priorities. •Must be able to work professionally and effectively communicate across various demographics within community organizations, high schools, colleges and the business community (e.g. the Dean and Foster School Leadership, students, alumni, faculty, staff, business partners, donors, and vendors). •Experience building partnerships with external groups and/or organizations. •Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills and comfortable speaking at events large and small. •Promote events and present the Foster School well via the written word. •Demonstrated ability to successfully organize, plan, and execute small and large-scale projects and events. •Experience managing programs and event budgets. •Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PPT), as well as the web, email, and social media. •Flexibility with work hours - evening and weekends are sometimes required. •Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Experience creating marketing materials. •Experience working with WA State underrepresented populations. •Familiarity with the administrative structure of a large university, facilitation and/or teaching experience, bilingual, experience working with underserved communities.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
•Must be able to lift 25lbs. •Expected to perform the following or is a critical part of this position; standing, sitting, walking, hand dexterity (keyboard/repetitive movements), reading, writing, hearing, talking, seeing, using the telephone, contact with the public, working alone.
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